San Diego Chargers Daily Links: October 4, 2013

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Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Stock Report: AFC, First Quarter - Ben Stockwell
Rivers is getting the ball out much quicker at the start of this season (2.29s average time to throw, 66% of throw released in 2.5s or less), but at the same time is being more productive when he does hold the ball with a league high passer rating of 139.4 on pass attempts when he holds the ball for 2.6 seconds or longer.

Handing Out the NFL's Quarter-Season Awards - Bill Barnwell
He has four sacks and 10 quarterback hits through four games, and he looks better on tape than he does on the scoresheet; Suggs is consistently impacting plays in the way that he did before the Achilles injury. That's enough for me to push him ahead of Philip Rivers (coming back from Norvitude) for Comeback Player of the Yea

Jags should send MJD to San Diego as part of fire sale - Mike Florio
With the Chargers unexpected contenders at 2-2 and Philip Rivers carrying the offense, the best move could be to send him back to California, where he could help open up an offense that currently relies too much on its quarterback.

Police report sheds light on ex-Charger's death - Lindsay H. Jones & Ray Glier
According to a police report obtained Thursday by USA TODAY Sports, Oliver's wife, Chelsea, said she and her husband had been struggling with marital issues and that he had "started mentioning divorce." After his football career ended, the report said, Oliver had been "somewhat depressed over being released. ... He made statements in the past about wanting to end his life."

Chargers Fund Free Mammography for Uninsured Women -
"Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a cause that really hits close to home for me," A.G. Spanos, the Chargers’ executive vice president and chief executive officer said. "My mom is a breast cancer survivor and from her experience I know how vital early detection can be. I encourage women to call and learn if they qualify for a free mammogram because early detection saves lives."

Chargers Relish Challenge of the Black Hole - Ricky Henne
"It’s obviously going to be loud and it’s a fun environment to play in," he said. "People go absolutely bananas.  An 8:30 start will give them plenty of time to have fun beforehand, so they will be stirred up and we’ve got to be loud and set in our communication.  Everyone needs to have an understanding of that going in, and we’ll be ok."

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